London, given how international and cosmopolitan it is, is no stranger to the British start-up scene and sits strongly at the heart of digital Britain. Home, in areas like Old Street and Soho, to the offices of digital behemoths like Google and Microsoft, as well as a ton of cool new start-ups to boot, there is no shortage of events and activities for lovers of all things digital and tech-related to sink their curious teeth into.
The next time you pay a visit to the city? Here are five of the best digital events to check out and learn more about what’s going on in London in this thriving space.
Digital Shoreditch Festival
London’s trendy region of Shoreditch is home to more than just hipsters and cool cafes, it’s also a strong player in the city’s digital scene and houses a lot of start-ups and city coders and designers.
If you want to learn more about the area’s web building and development world, including fast-growing companies like 1&1 and Amazon and you could do a lot worse than checking out the Digital Shoreditch Festival, an almost two-week long collection of events, meet-ups, workshops and everything else digital-based. Taking place in May, expect all the big movers and shakers in London’s tech, creative and entrepreneurial space to head there.
UnGagged is a three-day London festival that takes its claim as the world’s first SEO/DM UnConvention very seriously. Expect digital marketing workshops, networking events and education-based presentations with a twist, all designed to broaden the mind and ones’ knowledge on what’s happening in the digital world not just across the UK but Europe at large.
Event organisers are keen to emphasise UnGagged’s no pitching, no recording policy. An interesting one for visitors to the city wanting to learn more about digital in more simplistic terms.
Digital Strategy Innovation Summit
Taking place in late October, London’s Digital Strategy Innovation Summit is another three-day digital extravaganza bringing together the world’s most senior executives in the areas of digital strategy and planning.
2015’s event has already booked presentations by the digital officers and managing directors of companies like General Electric, TravelZoo and Comic Relief. With over 200 senior executives expected to be in attendance this is an unmissable one for business-minded travellers making a stop in the British capital.
Social and Digital Media Marketing Conference
Known in digital-speak as #SMWF, the annual Social and Digital Media Marketing Conference takes place in Vinopolis, London in the summer of 2015, expected to bring together all the big players in social media, digital marketing and web development.
This years events welcomes speakers from the likes of McDonalds, Oxfam, American Express, Unilever and Adidas.
London’s DTG Summit promises to bring the best together in the world of digital TV for an annual conference set to discuss trends in the medium as well as offer plenty of opportunities to get educated about what’s happening in the sector as well as get make important networking connections.
Scheduled for May, DTG is yet another reason why digital and media-savvy travellers might want to head to London in spring for more opportunities to get acquainted with what’s happening in the city in regards to digital business and more.